Product Update - Valve
• FIXED: various issues with saving and loading games, including but not limited to your inventory disappearing, your save games breaking, and you losing levels when entering or leaving the pocket dimension.
• FIXED: The Traditional Achievement Fixing Ritual has been performed. (Please join in at home by chanting to the Pterodactyl Wizards until you feel the icy grasp of their claws upon your shoulderblades.)
• FIXED: primary stats not being buffed by skills
• FIXED: game now runs correctly on machines with international localizations.
• FIXED: aggressively regenerate levels when a level has been deleted from a save game.
• FIXED: instructions now included on Magic Box pop-up.
• FIXED: sight radius could not be decreased
• FIXED: flickering up/down buttons in the skills tree
• FIXED: phantom slots on skills grid
• FIXED: crash clicking "next" on tutorial button
• FIXED: at low resolutions, wizard key falls offscreen at 2x mode
• FIXED: magic box could be exploited to steal from shops
• FIXED: Steam overlay not working in -opengl mode
• FIXED: missing expansion2 caused problems with expansion3
• FIXED: spell points could result in negative mana
• FIXED: dagger and polearm bonuses now only apply when wielding a dagger or a polearm
• FIXED: Confiscate Evidence allowed theft
• FIXED: rutabagas would dash repeatedly at you, either killing you instantly or locking the game
• FIXED: named monsters no longer spawn in Mysterious Portals in enormous piles
• FIXED: clicking the Digest button in the pocket dimension no longer freezes the game
• FIXED: item stacking problems
• FIXED: buff stacking problems
• FIXED: skill level is now actively checked when encrusting a weapon
• FIXED: when we add a steam achievement, we also add the local achievement
• FIXED: some local achievements
• FIXED: transmuting monsters could repeatedly set off traps
• FIXED: various other polymorphing monster crashes
• FIXED: Insufficient terrifying and foreboding graffiti on the walls. Added terrifying and foreboding graffiti to the walls in preparation for the Ominous Countdown.
• FIXED: Brittle stacks do not refresh after changing levels.
• FIXED: "Platinum Ring" removed from Lucky Find spawnlist because it doesn't exist.
• Increased all monster perception values.
• Slightly nerfed first level polearm skill.
• Fixed polearm stance effects that weren't firing.
• Made high level polearms harder to craft.
• Lucky pick automatically opens locked doors without requiring a lockpick, and no longer requires Lockpick Spamming.
• Radiant Aura, Magic Steel buff stacksize capped at 1.
• tweaked Healing Rain effect.
• tweaked This Root Shall Suffer to cause more suffering.
• Fixed some random spelling and grammar stuff.
• UI: darkened Krong popup dialog background to make icons easier to read
• UI: darkened resistance & damage extension widgets to make icons easier to read
• Master of Arms description updated to reflect chance of triggering "Suit Up"
• removed unnecessary skill category tags
• Tentacular Infestation bolt no longer infests you with tentacles when it hits other people
• Very Sharp Wall of Blades Stance now hits enemies with small amount of piercing/slashing when player is attacked
• Fixed Helm of Threepwood artifact quality
• enhanced the Broadside skill
• added a new sound for Broadside
• FIXED: Ravens now make proper sounds. Quothing is involved.
• FIXED: Mage's Mana Maille buff stacksize capped at 1
• FIXED: All eruptors spawn fewer traps. It was getting ridiculous.
• FIXED: Clockwork Knight: teleport animations removed from movement-based spells
• FIXED: Puissant Veil now hits enemies with magic damage when player is attacked
• FIXED: Multiple, multiple issues with the Arcane Capacitor. Who thought it was a good idea to have a spell with 200 lines of scripts for it anyway?
• FIXED: decreased monster charge attack damage (see: Deadly Rutabagas of Death)
• FIXED: Insurance Fraud issues when used on a corpse.
• FIXED: Encrustings would fire 100% of the time.
• Communist healing skill may now fire commie debuffs
• Hammer and Sickle can be found in the dungeon
• Hammer is now craftable
• Sandstorm nerfed (Sandstorm damages reduced, mana cost increased, additional player debuff added)
• Asp Empowerment buff changed to fire less commonly
• Damage scaling added to "Alien Weapon" skill
• added special craftable Communist Armour & Helm
• Bailout should now remove fiscal responsibility
• Pyramid Scheme can now trigger correctly
• Reform and Opening now actually pays out
• gave minor passive bonuses to Tourist & Paranormal Investigator
• added missing item definitions for Helm of Ultimate Knowledge and Shrat's Helm
• added four new high-level daggers
• Added some more Wizardlands so we don't keep running into that room with the Evil Clones all the time. (Wizardland Geometry may slightly change as a result.)

Product Update - Valve
Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)
  • Added a new command "kickall" which kicks all connected clients except for replay, HLTV, and the listenserver host if applicable
  • Updated Steam binaries; fixes Linux crash on shutdown or restart

Team Fortress 2
  • Fixed a problem with items not displaying the correct styles
  • Added a new command "player_ready_toggle" for players to ready-up in MvM mode
    • Can be bound to any key in the Keyboard tab of the Options dialog
  • Fixed the Metal Regen upgrade displaying a percentage instead of an incremental value
  • Fixed a few MvM sounds not being precached properly
  • Added Taskbar Window Flash and Drum Roll sound on successful match making for Windows users
    • Sound will play even if the game is minimized
  • Added difficulty text "Normal" and "Advanced" to the MvM scoreboard when playing official Valve missions
  • Fixed UI Bugs related to the MvM splash screens (Wave Loss and Victory)
  • Fixed a UI Bug that would display previous MvM loot on the victory screen for subsequent MvM games
  • Server browser will now show MvM mission name in the "map" column. (E.g. "mvm_mannworks_advanced")
  • Community requests
    • Fixed a crash when spawning the tank in non-MvM games. Added SetHealth, SetMaxHealth, AddHealth, and RemoveHealth inputs to the tank entity
    • The tf_bot_add command can now create a bot with a custom name and can create a bot that isn't managed by the value of tf_bot_quota by adding the custom name and "noquota" arguments respectively
Product Update - Valve
Release notes for 8/23 Update

[ Gameplay ]
- Exposed a classic dynamic crosshair style in the options that represents the weapons spread accurately.
- Implemented first person client flinching. Now a player gets aim punched a bit when shot. The amount is based on the damage.
- Increased amount of tagging that results from hits.

[ Bugs ]
- Fixed the scoreboard turning toggleable in the end match state.
- fixed not being able to bring up the pause menu without dismissing the scoreboard in the end match state.
- Parallelized matchmaking results analysis process and reduced time game takes to perform matchmaking.
- Improved matchmaking algorithm giving more weight to dedicated servers ping during matchmaking results analysis.

[ Community ]
- Removed the implicit dependency on round-limited matches so servers that want to use mp_timelimit instead can. Mp_timelimit is used only if mp_maxrounds is set to 0.
- Exposed mp_forcecamera convar.
- Exposed set of server hibernate convars.
- Fixed code that was preventing mapper-placed weapons.
Product Update - Valve
Brawl Busters expands with “The 16th Warrior” update. Large-scale brawls and intimate duels will turn Mega City into a battleground like no other. Intrusion & Observation gives you a brand new perspective of the battlefield.
- Player limit increased to 16 in Team and Versus modes.
- New map, Midnight Arena, for one-on-one matches.
- Character level cap increased to 40.
- Observation feature: watch and observe any match.
- Intrusions feature: leave and enter ongoing matches on your discretion.

Product Update - Valve
Update 2 Build Notes:
- Performance improvements for lagging/stuttering
- Upgrade weapons from Ship Edit sub-menu weapon list
- USB/flash drives supported - WARNING: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
- Removed searching entire computer.
- Bosses 4 and 5 should be easier to defeat
Product Update - Valve
Updates to Left 4 Dead have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

- Fixed a crash when attempting to play Single Player
- Fixed a possible buffer overflow in localized strings
- Fixed a networkID exploit that allowed players to avoid getting banned
- Fixed some images not rendering correctly on the dedicated server welcome screen
Product Update - Valve
An update to Counter-Strike: Source has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Counter-Strike: Source. The major changes include:

  • Fixed a client crash on exit (after connecting to a server using sv_pure)
  • Added sv_namechange_cooldown_seconds, to throttle clients from changing their name too rapidly. (Defaults to 20 seconds)
  • Added sv_netspike_on_reliable_snapshot_overflow to selectively enable the automatic dumping of netspike file if a client drops due to "reliable snapshot overflow" (defaults to 0, which disables the debugging)
  • Added check to prevent player names from containing color codes
  • setinfo console command will now reject attempts to set / change convars with any unusual characters
  • Marked mem_force_flush as a cheat to prevent client exploits
  • Fixed %n console crash in the client
  • Updated client rate value to default to 30000 to improve network performance for most players
    • Rate was previously set by Steam’s Internet connection speed setting
  • Updated client rate value to be stored in the config.cfg file
  • Fixed a Linux dedicated server crash on exit
Product Update - Valve
Release notes for 8/22 Update

- Addressed some stability issues.
- Fixed perf issues when logging is enabled.

- Added a convar (cl_crosshairgap) to control the gap of the classic crosshair.
- The smoke grenade smoke is now taller so it's now more useful to use it to block places like double-doors in dust2.
- Players can no longer interrupt another player defusing the bomb by standing in between them and the bomb.
- Disabled sv_pure on listen servers.
- Fixed an sv_pure bug that resulted in false inconsistent MD5s
- Increased search iterations and time delay for keeping sessions in the ignored pool. mm_ignored_sessions_reset can now reset the ignored pool.
- Fixed a case where MOTD prevents input to the team select screen.
- Fixed occasional "server is full" error when matchmaking into classic casual games.
- Fixed an exploit where a vote could be called for an invalid map.

- added some sound mix settings suggested by pros
- increased the volume of bullet impacts and ricochets
- increased the volume of 3rd person footsteps
- increased the volume of weapon foley sounds (reloads, etc.)
-decreased the volume of ambient sounds

- Added steamcmd support to srcds_run. In order to have srcds_run auto-update when the CS:GO dedicated servers get patched, the srcds_run script must be run with the following options: -autoupdate -steam_dir STEAMDIR -steamcmd_script STEAMSCRIPT
where STEAMDIR is the directory to the steamcmd dir ( example: ~/Steam/ )
where STEAMSCRIPT is the name of the script that steamcmd should execute ( example: ~/Steam/csgo.txt )

For information on how to create a script for steamcmd, see Strike:_Global_Offensive_Dedicated_Servers#Automating_SteamCmd
Product Update - Valve
Changelog Version

- Fixed a problem that caused crashes after battles
- Fixed a problem with „selfrepair“ components on spaceships
- Fixed a crash after loading some campaign savegames
- Fixed wrong model on a laser weapon
- Changed cryptic shipnames in the campaign
- The armor type is no longer displayed in tooltips of buildable spaceships
inside the planet management
- The calculation of the planets‘ population now includes the buildings from
the extra technology trees correctly

Human Episode 3
- Fixed increase population goal

Changelog version

- Fixed a problem with texture stages that caused crashes after changing
between galaxy map and starsystem view and after battles
- Winning conditions for a skirmish or multiplayer match are now saved and
loaded correctly
- Tooltips of buildings (planet management) and ship components (ship editor)
display if an item can only build once on the planet or ship

Human Episode 2
- Reduced the fleet size of X'or attacks

Human Episode 3
- Fixed a bug, so that the „increase population“ goal can now be accomplish

Changelog version

-Fixed a crash when loading a savegame in skirmish/multiplayer
V 1.13g (BuildID 9690)

Fixed issues with mercs getting stuck on ladders
Fixed estimated damage not being displayed directly
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Fixed matchmaking sending players to out-of-date servers
  • Fixed the server browser showing an incorrect player count in MvM games
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on map change if another player was being healed by the dispenser or payload cart
  • Fixed a rare server crash when firing hitscan weapons
  • Fixed MvM intro video not playing on some Macs
  • Fixed the sound precache string table being nearly full in non-MvM games
    • This was causing the "error writing string table baseline" and "failed reading message net_SetConVar" errors